Wiltshire crop circle identified as symbolic code for first ten places of piRight...mathematicians perplexed by fundamental mathematical symbol. At least the physicists are in the clear.
Mathematicians are perplexed after a highly complex crop circle appeared in a Wiltshire field - depicting a fundamental mathematical symbol.
The circle is, apparently, a coded image representing a complex mathematical number — the first ten digits of pi — and even astrophysicists admit they find it “mind-boggling”.Oops. Spoke to soon. What about other experts?
Initially, crop circle enthusiasts were stumped as to its meaning and even experts said it was mind-boggling. (ref)Perplexed and mind boggling. Can we get a "baffling"
Lucy Pringle, who has spent decades researching crop circles, said that although she thought some were man-made, she found it hard to believe such an intricate crop circle could have been created by humans.Well there is something mind boggling about this story...but it's not the crop circle!
She added: "You can do it on a computer, but you try putting that in a field in the middle of the night and achieving that degree of mathematical accuracy."
Ms Pringle has visited the crop circle and said even though it was raining the night before it appeared, there was no mud inside the formation.
Her theory is that the designs are created by a spiralling electromagnetic force that hits the ground for a nanosecond.(ref)